Liven up a boring vocabulary or spelling lesson with this fun vocabulary activity for Grades 6-9.
Students use their given list of vocabulary words, and as a group or with a partner, they need to write a story including as many of the words as possible. Silly nonsense stories are encouraged!
Students must use their creativity, really know the meaning of the words to properly use them in context and spell words correctly.
You can circulate to informally assess students' grasp of their vocabulary words, as they write their stories.
It's a good idea to share the stories at the end - students are usually proud of their creations!
Don't worry about the noise level for this activity. It's productive noise - and isn't it better than a quiet, bored room of students doing exercises from a speller?
Teacher Author: Krystal Mills
free vocabulary activities, spelling, language arts